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Daihatsu to recall 275,000 cars in Japan

Daihatsu Atrai
Daihatsu is a subsidiary of Toyota

Carmaker Daihatsu is recalling 274,551 vehicles in Japan because of a number of possible defects.

The company, a subsidiary of Toyota, said the recall affected its Hijet and Atrai mini-van models.

Daihatsu said the recall centred on a missing or loose suspension bolt, while other issues included the risk of loose fuel hoses or defective brake lights.

Toyota, which has a 51% stake in Daihatsu, is continuing to recall 8.5 million of its cars around the world.

These recalls centre on problems with accelerator pedals sticking, and weak brakes. The boss of Toyota has publicly apologised for the problems.

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